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April 1, 2022

Earth Day Lecture 2022  (Virtual)

American Indians’ Fight for Climate Justice 

Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 19:00-20:00 CET (10:00 am PST) 

 Registration and more information here     

Earth Day Lecture 2022 (Virtual)



On the occasion of Earth Day, journalist, activist and educator Dina Gilio-Whitaker, will discuss climate justice in the context of settler colonialism, American Indian history and current movements with moderator Rose-Anne Clermont. 

Defining climate justice as a subset of environmental justice, she understands environmental justice in terms of theory, activism, praxis, discourse, law, and policy. She critiques the concept of environmental racism as “too narrow of a framework to contain our issues as a colonized people,” and for collapsing “all ethnic minorities into one category.” She calls for the field of environmental justice to be indigenized by recognizing Native nationhood and sovereignty and American Indians’ “different histories and relationship to land.” 

A joint program of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Germany supported by MediaCompany.